THE MASTERS 2014

  10 - 13 April

Masters Reaction: All the big players talk about the second round at Augusta

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 13/04/13 8:41am

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An exciting second round of the Masters saw another Australian move to the top of the leaderboard, our Chinese teenager make the cut and a host of top names jockeying for position.

Marc Leishman slipped just one place from leading to second, as another Australian Jason Day moved to the top of the leaderboard after a storming round two.

At opposite ends of the spectrum, Tianlang Guan became the youngest player to ever make the cut at Augusta despite a penalty for slow play, while Freddie Couples maintained his love affair with the course as he sits in second.

With Tiger Woods still in touch despite a huge slice of bad luck and a leaderboard stacked with the world's top players, it promises to be a thrilling weekend.

Here's who said what after round two of the Masters.

Tianlang Guan

Chinese schoolboy Tianlang Guan made the cut despite being handed a one-shot penalty for slow play towards the end of his second round. European Tour chief referee John Paramor docked the 14-year-old a stroke on the 17th, meaning he had to sweat it out before finally making the cut by the skin of his teeth.

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Jason Day

A flying second round put Jason Day at the top of the leaderboard. NO Australian has ever won the Masters and now they have two in the top three - and Day is determined to end the jinx for his country at Augusta.

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods remained in the hunt for a fifth Masters title despite a faltering finish at Augusta that left the world number one frustrated after his round. Tiger's fine looking approach at the 15th struck the pin before spinning back into the water.

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Rose & Westwood

Lee Westwood and Justin Rose are right in the shake-up at Augusta. Westwood and Rose both shot 71 to remain just three shots off the pace and right among the contenders for the title.

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Fred Couples

Fred Couples loves it around Augusta, and he showed just why as he again found himself in contention heading into the weekend as he sits just one shot off the leader after the second round.

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Rory McIlroy

An eagle on the eighth kick-started Rory McIlroy's challenge for the Green Jacket after a shaky start on the Augusta greens, and now he is also right in the mix at the Masters.

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Angel Cabrera

2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera birdied five of the last six holes to come flying into contention for a second Green Jacket.

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David Lynn

Debutant David Lynn produced a more workmanlike performance in the second round as he ground out a 73 but he remains right in the thick of things heading into the weekend.

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